Violinist Anastasia Agapova joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during the 2013-14 season.
Agapova's talent has been recognized with top prizes in national and international competitions, culminating with a Jury Prize at the 2006 David Oistrakh International Violin Competition and Second Prize at the 2004 International Competition for Young Violinists. Agapova has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Russia, Germany, England, Ireland, France, Finland, and Lithuania.
A native of Russia, Agapova made her North American recital debut in the Gessner-Schocken concert series in Boston and her orchestral debut with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. She appeared as a soloist with the Columbus State University Philharmonic Orchestra and opened the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s 2007-8 season. Agapova made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut in December 2011. In March 2013, she performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Agapova is also an active chamber musician. She has collaborated with members of eighth blackbird and regularly performs with the Riverside Chamber Players.
Agapova came to the United States in 2005 to study with Sergiu Schwartz , later she continued her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008 to study with Aaron Rosand, Shmuel Ashkenasi and Pamela Frank, graduating in 2013.